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How to be black

Author: Baratunde Thurston
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Have you ever been called "too black" or "not black enough"? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. Raised by a pro-black, Pan-Afrikan single mother during the crack years of 1980s Washington, DC, and educated at Sidwell Friends School and Harvard University, the author has over thirty years' experience being black. Now, through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Baratunde Thurston
ISBN: 9780062003218 0062003216 9780062003225 0062003224
OCLC Number: 641532388
Description: viii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Thanks for celebrating Black History Month by acquiring this book --
Where did you get that name? --
When did you first realize you were black? --
Mama Thurston --
How black are you? --
Do you know what an oreo is? --
Wealth-related horse violence --
Why are you wearing that white man over your heart? --
The U.S. propaganda machine: a middle school paper --
The white student union --
How to be the black friend --
How to speak for all black people --
Have you ever wanted to not be black? --
Can you swim? --
Going back to Africa --
But I don't want to kill people --
Being black at Harvard --
How to be the black employee --
How to be the angry negro --
How to be the (next) black president --
How's that post-racial thing working out for ya? --
The future of blackness --
Race work and art: the black panel speaks.
Responsibility: Baratunde Thurston.

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When did you first realize you were black? How black are you? Can you swim? This guide challenges and satirizes the so-called experts, purists, and racists who purport to speak for all black people.  Read more...
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"One of the smartest and funniest books I've ever read."--Christian Lander (via Twitter)

 
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